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Head-On Collision on Curran Highway Leaves Two Injured

The crash occurred in front of North County Veterinary Hospital at about 3:30 p.m. and involved a car and a sport utility vehicle.

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Zucchini's Faces Fines, Suspension Because of August Wedding

However, the suspension will be held in abeyance until the governor has declared that the pandemic is over, therefore there is no specific date of suspension at this time.

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North Adams Man Indicted for Wife's Murder

A grand jury in Berkshire Superior Court on Wednesday returned a true bill for a charge of homicide against Michael Cook, 43.

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Pittsfield Health Department Eying Rise in COVID-19 Cases

The Health Department says Pittsfield keeps heading in this direction it may become a yellow zone on the COVID-19 Community-Level Data Map.

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Political Sign Removal Sparks Question in Williamstown

But the candidate in question says she does not have enough information to be sure what is going on or even whether the sign's disappearance is politically motivated.

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North Adams Shop Connects Art, Greenery and Curiosities

The shop in the point of the flat-iron building offers a variety of houseplants, a lending library of gardening and design, exhibition space, and craft and artisan items, some tucked away in cabinet drawers that patrons are encouraged to open.

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Limited Parking Causes Issues on Mount Greylock Summit

Barnes said specifically on Columbus Day weekend the summit was so busy that staff could only let a car in once one left. She said cars were parking improperly and creating safety concerns.

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Housing Proposed for Notre Dame Property in North Adams

The City Council will be asked on Tuesday to approve the sale of the church and unattached school for $10,000 to developer Moresi & Associates. David Moresi is proposing to immediately secure both 19th-century structures and begin work on the school building by 2022.

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Pittsfield Board Approves Site Plan For Cannabis Cultivation Facility

Berkshire Root's two-story, 100,000-square-foot cannabis cultivation facility got the OK from the Community Development Board but the next day the Zoning Board of Appeals voted to postpone its decision until November.

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Williamstown Board Talks Reasons For, Against Replacing Police Chief

During the public comment portion of the twice-monthly public meeting, Janice Loux pressed the five elected officials to explain whether they individually recommended to the town manager that he remove the chief of police in the wake of allegations raised in a federal lawsuit against the town, town manager and chief.

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Baker Warns of Coronavirus Spread Through Younger Population

While this is good news for the state's most at-risk residents, the rising number of cases of the novel coronavirus in younger people is concerning, say public officials, pointing to numerous social and sports gatherings with lax protocols as propelling the increase.

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North Adams Council OKs Sale of Notre Dame Property

The administration had recommended the bid by Moresi Commercial Development LLC to transform the three-story school building into apartments and save the church for a Phase 2 project, which may also likely be housing.

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Williamstown Prepares to Protect Potential Post-Election Protests

Town officials are preparing to protect demonstrators who may take to the streets in the wake of next week's presidential election.

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No Injuries In North Adams Vehicle Fire

The call came in around 9:30 am, and Lt. Matthew LaBonte said the driver was at Hometown Tire when her car began to smoke.

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Snow Possible for Berkshires on Friday

The forecast for this week is "soggy and dreary," according to Accuweather, but don't worry, there's a snowstorm on the way as well.

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Mount Greylock School Committee: No Need to Gauge Community Support for Fields Project

The committee learned Thursday that its architects had not yet given the district a price for drafting new detailed design documents needed for a request for proposals to do upgrades to Mount Greylock's athletic fields.

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Mount Greylock District Enrollment Down, School-Year Start Survey Positive

Chapter 70, the commonwealth's major state aid program to districts, and Chapter 71, transportation aid, both could be affected negatively by a decline in enrollment.

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Pittsfield Sees Potential in Becoming Internet Provider

Though Pittsfield is not traditionally underserved by corporate internet providers, it is at the mercy of large service providers who may or may not choose to invest in further internet infrastructure.

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North Berkshire Groups Support Operation Warm for Local Kids

Volunteers from these local groups spent Saturday morning distributing the coats at Berkshire Family and Individual Resources.

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Mayor Tyer Reviving 'At Home in Pittsfield' Program

The initiative was referred on Tuesday to the subcommittee of Economic and Community Development. Tyer is asking for appropriation of $500,000 from the Pittsfield Economic Development Fund for the residential Exterior Home Improvement Loan Program.

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Elfenbein Named to Mount Greylock Regional School Committee

Lanesborough resident Curtis Elfenbein on Wednesday was appointed to fill two years of an unexpired term on the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee.

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Pittsfield Developing Plan for Bicycle Network

The overall vision is to create a safe, comfortable, and accessible bicycle network in the to serve people of all ages and abilities. This is broken down into four project goals of safety, accessibility, sense of place and sustainability.

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Pittsfield Homeless Committee Chairman Defends Efforts

The council approved an amended ordinance earlier in the month creating a Homeless Advisory Committee that better clarifies the group's purpose, reporting requirements and advocacy for funding sources.

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Flag Disposal Receptacle Installed at North Adams Fire Department

The city unveiled a newly installed flag disposal box that will provide residents with a safe place to respectfully dispose of American flags.

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Williamstown Sign Commission to Begin Review of Bylaw

On Thursday, the commission met to deal with a couple of applications and discuss a request from Town Hall to look into a decades-old bylaw that appears to be out of step with current practice.

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Pittsfield Firefighters Rescue Apartment Occupants

The structure fire at 35 Appleton was reported at about 5:11 a.m. on Tuesday. Deputy Chief Daniel Garner said the rear of the 2 1/2-story house was on fire when the the department arrived.

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Butterflies Like it Hot at Mountain Meadow

As I watched the commotion at a clump of bergamot, a cabbage white flit leisurely close to me, as if its curiosity led it within an arm’s reach to check me out. Many species will fly close to you, personalizing my studies, and endearing a recognition of reassurance. That warms the soul.

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Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Restricts Visitors

To mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, visitation hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. and patients will be limited to one visitor at a time. Additionally, the time per visit will also be limited to 30 minutes per individual.

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Northern Berkshire Union Schools Report Fairly Smooth Reopenings

Gabriel Abbott Memorial in Florida, Emma L. Miller and Rowe elementary schools reopened for in-person learning in September; Clarksburg has been operating with a hybrid model, largely because some classes are too large to properly distance within the building.

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Children Learn About Wildlife at Richmond Free Library

On Saturday afternoon, founder of Nature Matters Jennifer Leahey wowed local children and parents with a presentation of live animals.

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Clarksburg Officials Looking to Resolve Permit Process

The conversation comes after a breakdown in communications regarding the installation of solar "carports" at the former golf course. Both the Planning Board and building inspector had apparently been under the impression that they were both aware of the situation, which was not true.

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Markey Speaks at Last-Minute Rally in Park Square

He was greeted by more than a dozen supporters as he spoke about the importance of the general election just a week away. The Democrat is seeking a second term against Republican challenger Kevin O'Connor.

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Williamstown Panel Discussion Reflects on Area's Original Occupants

The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians, currently headquartered on reservation land in Wisconsin, represents the people who lived for generations in and around what is now Williamstown.

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Berkshire United Way Hires Director of Donor Engagement

O'Sullivan comes to BUW from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, where he served as director of major gifts for nearly ten years. In that role, he was responsible for working with a community of members and donors to support a $24 million annual budget

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The Zombie Pig, and Other Tales of Cabbage Stalk Night

In local news archives, there are two main kinds of cabbage nights referenced: "mild in comparison to previous years" and "one of the worst in memory."

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BCC Hires New Faculty, Staff

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PHS Names 57 AP Scholars

During the 2020 exam administration, 213 students took 389 exams in 23 different subject areas. PHS has the largest AP program in Berkshire County and is also the only local high school offering the College Board's AP Capstone Program.

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Berkshires Beat: Halloween Weekend

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North Berkshire Trick or Treat

Trick or treat is a go in North Adams and residents who wish to participate are asked to practice caution and follow the Centers for Disease Control guidelines.

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BCC To Offer majority Of Courses As Virtual Or Online

The majority of BCC's courses will remain online or in a hybrid education model as the school continues to provide a safe learning environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. BCC’s spring semester begins on Jan. 25, 2021.

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Berkshire BPW Names Scholarship Recipients

BBPW awarded 22 local women scholarships, totaling $21,000, to help them attain their higher education goals.

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BArT Students Receive John and Abigail Adams Scholarships

The John and Abigail Adams Scholarship provides merit-based credit toward tuition for up to eight semesters of undergraduate education at a Massachusetts state college or university. The scholarship covers tuition only, fees and room and board are not included.

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DPU Assessing Future of Natural Gas in Massachusetts

As part of the investigation, the DPU will assess the role of gas companies in ensuring a low-carbon future and explore strategies that enable the Commonwealth to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions while safeguarding ratepayer interests and securing safe, reliable, and affordable natural gas service.

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Lenox Community Preservation Application and Schedule

Adopted by Lenox in 2006, the Community Preservation Act has helped bring many projects to fruition in the categories of Historic Resources, Community Housing and Open Space/Recreation.

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WAM Donates $4,500 To Non-Profits

Every year, WAM Theatre donates a portion of the box office proceeds from their mainstage productions to organizations that work for gender equity locally, nationally, or internationally.

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CHP: Plan Your COVID-safe Mammogram

In the early months of COVID-19, mammography numbers declined dramatically in the U.S. as hospitals and health care facilities suspended elective and preventive medical care to reduce virus transmission. Now, with more awareness of how to prevent COVID-19 transmission, mammograms and other diagnostic care are being offered again in safe surroundings.

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Berkshire Outdoor Shorts: 'King Corona'

Each film is written by a local writer and produced in a socially-distant, outdoor location in Berkshire County.

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The Retired Investor: Food Faces Escalating Prices

Shortages are occurring in everything from soybeans to wheat and it is not just in the United States. Readers might immediately think to blame the pandemic for this trend. You would be only partially correct.

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BSRCC To Hold Virtual Gala

The nonprofit will hold a virtual gala via zoom Thursday, Oct. 29, and will ask participants to support the center with donations.

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Clark Art Names Clark-Getty Fellow

Grandin's appointment provides a two-year postdoctoral fellowship, during which she will assist in the development of a planned 2022–23 exhibition of eighteenth-century French drawings in collaboration with the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

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